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PRESS RELEASE: 12th August 2020
JEREMY IRONS SUPPORTS COMMUNITY R4C FUNDRAISER TO PAY FOR JAVELIN PARK LEGAL APPEAL
Famous film star praises CR4C ‘David vs Goliath’ environmental campaign
Local charitable foundation pledges £10,000 match fund for CR4C legal appeal
Oscar-winning actor and environmentalist Jeremy Irons has pledged his support for Community R4C’s legal campaign to recover £150 million in ‘illegal state aid’ for Gloucestershire taxpayers from Urbaser Balfour Beatty. Irons, the star of many cinema block busters, has produced a short video to promote the community group’s Crowdfunder site to raise money for legal expenses and has donated personally.
Community R4C is challenging part of a recent High Court ruling in the Preliminary Issues trial relating to the controversial Javelin Park waste incinerator contract. Last week they applied for permission to take their case to the Court of Appeal.
They have launched the Crowdfunder site to raise funds to pay legal expenses.
Jeremy Irons is a long-standing supporter of CommunityR4C and is encouraging people to donate. In his video he says: “This is a remarkable story of a campaign against secrecy and against misuse of public funds, a David and Goliath story of concerned local citizens confronting a huge company with a toxic deal for a toxic incinerator.
“It’s also the story of a £600 million contract negotiated in secret in breach of procurement rules, kept secret for years and only forced into the open by the sheer determination of local campaigners and this court case brought by Community R4C.”
The new Crowdfunder site, launched last Friday (7t h August) with support from renowned environmental campaigner Jonathon Porritt, has already raised more than £6,000 and has been pledged a £10,000 match-fund by a local charitable foundation.